As a community, we know the impact suicide has on every individual. Due
to this, suicide prevention efforts in Gillette, Campbell County and throughout
Wyoming are at maximum effort.
Campbell County School District (CCSD) is not excluded from these efforts as they work tirelessly in providing
care and support to their students. CCSD has sponsored a peer-based suicide
prevention group called The Hope Squad within the high schools and these
students rally to spread the message of hope and encouragement.
In an effort to stand against the idea suicide or the thought of giving
up, The Hope Squad spreads the message of fortitude: courage in pain or
adversity. The message is simple and powerful, and is meant to help youth
recognize the need for strength and courage when going through painful
or hard situations.
They believe that: "With fortitude one can endure so much more than
they ever thought possible. With fortitude, one can break down walls and
The teams at Campbell County Health
Behavioral Health Services and the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic purchased T-shirts to show their support of these efforts. T-shirts and
stickers (for drink bottles or cell phone cases) can be purchased from
Thunder Basin High School Guidance Counselor Amy Himes. T-shirts are $10 and stickers are $1. Contact
her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit TBHS to purchase anytime.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of
suicide, call 911 now. If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal
feelings, please do not hesitate to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For more information about learning to recognize
the signs of suicide, visit